Black Culture in the Deaf Community

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Black Culture in the Deaf Community

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, 12 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Carolyn McCaskill on Black Culture in the Deaf Community.  In celebrating the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the International Week of the Deaf, we will discuss the importance of black culture in the deaf community. Learn about the variety of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Black Deaf community, known as Black ASL. The socio-historical conditions that made its emergence possible will be described, along with the linguistic features that characterize the variety.  

Dr. Carolyn McCaskill is a Professor at Gallaudet University and an Associate Producer of Signing Black in America. She has done primary research on Black ASL and is the co-author of The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure, in addition to other research articles on the nature and development of Black ASL. Dr. McCaskill has conducted numerous seminars and workshops related to multicultural issues in the Deaf community, and Black Deaf history community, and culture.

This virtual event will have American Sign Language and voice interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation).

Register in advance for this webinar here on Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You may also watch this event live through our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dclibrary.

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Add to Calendar 23-09-2020 12:00:00 23-09-2020 13:00:00 Black Culture in the Deaf Community Join us for a discussion with Dr. Carolyn McCaskill on Black Culture in the Deaf Community.  In celebrating the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the International Week of the Deaf, we will discuss the importance of black culture in the deaf community. Learn about the variety of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Black Deaf community, known as Black ASL. The socio-historical conditions that made its emergence possible will be described, along with the linguistic features that characterize the variety.   Dr. Carolyn McCaskill is a Professor at Gallaudet University and an Associate Producer of Signing Black in America. She has done primary research on Black ASL and is the co-author of The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure, in addition to other research articles on the nature and development of Black ASL. Dr. McCaskill has conducted numerous seminars and workshops related to multicultural issues in the Deaf community, and Black Deaf history community, and culture. This virtual event will have American Sign Language and voice interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation). Register in advance for this webinar here on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You may also watch this event live through our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dclibrary. Zoom software (“Zoom”) is provided by Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an entity separate and apart from the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL).  Zoom is not provided by nor maintained by DCPL.  DCPL makes no guarantee of any kind regarding the use of Zoom.  You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using Zoom, and you assume all risks associated with its use, including but not limited to the risk of hacking, privacy invasion, interruptions, and exposure to content you deem inappropriate from attendees or hackers.  DCPL is not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from the use of Zoom. Visit Zoom.us to learn more about Zoom’s privacy and security.   false DD/MM/YYYY